Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10 mins read
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10 mins read
In Full Bloom: The 11 Best Spring Cocktails
However you’re celebrating the warmer weather, you’ll need the very best Spring cocktails.
The snow is gone, the sun is out, and the garden is budding. It’s finally Spring. That magical time of year for renewal and rejuvenation. And of course, a little cleaning. When you do get to Spring cleaning, don’t neglect the part of the house that got you through those long, dreary winter months: the bar cart.
During the colder months, we relied on dark, robust spirits and rich cocktails to keep us cozy. But as the weather starts to change and the air gets warm, it’s time to fill your glass with bright fruit and fragrant florals.
So whether you’re planning a socially-distanced picnic, a dinner party with your pod, or a virtual happy hour, make your seasonal gathering a success with the best Spring cocktail recipes.
This collection of Spring cocktail recipes starts on the first day of the season. Downslope Distilling’s Spring Equinox is the perfect seasonal dram to accompany your first Spring picnic. Brighten the caramel tones of the Colorado distillery’s Gold Cane Rum with muddled blackberries and fresh sage leaves. Pull out the blankets and baskets, it’s picnic time.
Are you a springtime gardener? Tilling the soil, making sure those buds blossom. You work hard in the dirt, creating something beautiful. So when it’s time to put down the trowel, rake, and seeds, you deserve a crisp, refreshing springtime cocktail. Pick up fresh dill sprigs, cucumber wheels, and a bottle of True North Wheat Vodka by Grand Traverse Distillery and welcome yourself to The English Garden.
It doesn’t get more quintessentially Spring than frolicking through fields of lavender. And there isn’t a more ideal Spring cocktail recipe than Cooperstown Distillery’s Lavender Dream. If you can’t find a meadow of the violet buds, Fenimore Gin’s unique tones of anise and eucalyptus are brightened and lightened with a fresh sprig of lavender and Royal Rose’s Lavender Lemon Simple Syrup. A dash of Eucalyptus Bitters to top things off never hurt either!
The secret cure for Spring fever? Spring Fever. The seasonal sip from Steel Toe Distillery centers on their head-turning, conversation-starting Show Pony Gin. Combining this small batch gin with muddled lemon wheels and mint leaves is a surefire way to rid yourself of the Springtime restlessness. Embrace the Spring Fever with this cocktail recipe from Potomac, Montana.
We spent all that time dreaming about warmer weather. Now that it’s finally here, we’re floating on Cloud Nine because it’s time to break out the Dream Weaver by Corgi Spirits. This Spring cocktail recipe features a Corgi seasonal favorite, Bee Blossom Gin. Made with local honey and rosewater, the craft gin shines alongside other fruity and floral accoutrements featured in Corgi’s classic Spring cocktail.
There’s nothing like the first rays of springtime sunshine kissing your cheeks. That feeling you get when you know the snow is gone, and it’s not coming back. California’s RE:FIND Distillery figured out a way to put that feeling in a glass with the Spring Kiss. Featuring their RE:FIND Vodka, this Spring cocktail recipe is a glass of pure sunshine.
Spring break travels may be nixed this year, but you can take a trip to London with the British Spring Punch. This Spring cocktail comes from our friends across the pond, The Sustainable Spirit Co.Boxer Gin, Raspberry Liqueur, and a bottle of bubbly make this cocktail recipe delicious. The edible flower and raspberry garnishes make it unforgettable.
For all your socially distanced Springtime soirees, you’re going to need a real special toast. Make a big batch of Twin Valley Distillers’ Limoncello Sangria. Bright and floral, Zarcci Limoncello from the Maryland distillery forms a lemony citrus base. Made with the white and sparkling wines of your choosing, fresh slices of citrus creates wonderful layers in this Spring-party-ready cocktail recipe.
Remember that lemonade stand you used to have? The Boozy Strawberry Lemonade from Hendricks Family Distillery is a lot like that. But also so much better. There’s a bit more to this lemonade than water and powder, so break out the shake, jigger, and muddler. Fresh lemonade, muddled strawberries, and the fruity splash of Eureka Moon Strawberry Shine collide in this Spring cocktail recipe.
Tequila, raspberries, mint and honey. Need we say more about this Spring cocktail recipe? Sweet, soft, and fruity, Azteca Azul Plata was already a springtime favorite, so it tracks that it forms the foundation of this seasonal staple. The bright additions of fresh mint and juicy berries will have your friends and family floored by the new skill you picked up in quarantine.
Fresh from the source and into your glass. This Springtime cocktail from Bozeman Spirits Distillery shines on the flavor of wild mountain huckleberries. The crisp flavors of Bozeman’s Cold Spring Huckleberry Vodka are elevated with muddled berries, fresh limes, and your favorite Lemon-Lime soda. Quick and simple, the Huckleberry Press is an easy option for everyone at your next virtual happy hour.
Make Spring cocktails right at home
Put a springtime spin on a personal favorite. Try something new altogether. Or do both. With Spring in full swing, there’s more time in the sunshine to enjoy a glass of uncommon craft.
Spirit Hub has all the craft essentials to make the Spring cocktails of your dreams. Impeccable crystal glassware. Sleek bar tool sets. Fresh, flavorful syrups and mixers fit for the season of rejuvenation. And, of course, the small batch spirits.
Get the uncommon cocktail experience delivered straight to your door this Spring.